|Take a look at these examples:
When children choose their own books to read, versus having books assigned, they are five times more likely to read the whole book.
When a young child gets excited about a topic or a story, he can read four or five books in a single day. An older reader can read several books in a week when she finds a character or a plot or a fact that connects to her life and expands her world.
When children want to read, they drive their own learning, which can be many times more powerful than simply following along in a class assignment.
When children have books at home, they do better in school. Having books in the home is more important than parents’ education levels as a marker for success in school.
When children read widely and often, they develop higher-order thinking skills called for by the new standards, and also develop a love for reading and learning. Reading helps them to feel more optimistic, and to see a world in which they can reach higher and achieve their dreams.
(From an article by Dick Robinson – Chairman and CEO of Scholastic – on the value of reading)
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